For the start of the race, pole winner David Pearson took the outside lane with second-place qualifier Petty on the inside. The Silver Fox was making his first start with the Holman & Moody, factory-supported Ford team.
Photo courtesy of Ray Lamm
I'm not sure if the plaque was ever installed at the start-finish line. But I do know the track still has it. The Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum (formerly known as the Joe Weatherly Stock Car Museum - and it still should be!) still has the plaque on display, and a reader kindly shared a couple of photos of it with me.
|Credit to and courtesy of Travis Atkison|
|Articles courtesy of Jerry Bushmire|
Edited May 12, 2014